It wasn't actually a swamp. But it wasn't a city, either, which pleased those Founding Fathers who were suspicious of big-city culture. A deal got cut: Uncle Sam absorbed states' Revolutionary War debts, a move many Northerners wanted. In exchange, the Southerners got the capital.
NOT-S0-GREAT EMANCIPATOR: "Lincoln Proclamation Stirs Controversy," by Jethraux VandeHei: "Lincoln's emancipation proclamation was bound to rile opponents who already viewed the president as high-handed and arbitrary... Senior White House officials assert that Lincoln has the authority to free slaves under the Constitution's war-making provision.
The Children's Arts Festival took over the first floor and west side of the Appanoose County Courthouse lawn Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inside the Courthouse hundreds of original children's artwork hung from the walls, hung from the ceiling and rested on easels.